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How Much History Do You Actually Know?

Without using Wikipedia. Unlike when you were doing actual history in school.

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  1. 1.

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    LSD was created in 1938!

    Cocaine was refined in the mid-1800s, and MDMA was created in 1912.

  2. 2.

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    Toilet paper
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    Banknotes
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    Gunpowder
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    Wrong!

    Toilet paper was invented in 589 A.D.!

    Both banknotes and gunpowder were first created around 600 A.D. and 900 A.D. All three were first used in China. This a good example of having priorities in order.

  3. 3.

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    A Republican president was elected with neither a Bush nor Nixon on the ticket.
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    The first programmable computer was created.
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    Wrong!

    The 1928 election of Herbert Hoover was the last ticket elected without a Bush or Nixon, thanks to appearances as vice-presidential candidates, and Ford's unelected ascension to the presidency. Meanwhile, the Z1 computer was created in 1938.

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    Joseph Stalin
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    Fidel Castro
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    Francisco Franco
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    Benito Mussolini
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    Wrong!

    It's Joseph Stalin.

    In 1902, at the age of 23.

  5. 5.

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    The wheel
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    The dildo
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    Pottery
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    Wrong!

    It's the dildo!

    PRIORITIES! Dildos have been found from as early as 28,000 B.C., 12,000 years before the first pottery and 22,000 years before the wheel.

  6. 6.

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    Frank Sinatra
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    The last widow of an American Civil War soldier
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    The last 1938 World Cup finalist
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    Wrong!

    The last widow of a Civil War soldier died in 2008.

    Frank Sinatra passed away in 1998, while Italian World Cup finalist Pietro Rava died in 2006. However, Maudie Hopkins married the 86-year-old Civil War veteran William M. Cantrell in 1934 when she was 19, and passed away in 2008.

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    Invention of doorknobs
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    Last dispute formally settled by a duel
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    Gas absorption refridgeration
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    Wrong!

    Gas absorption refrigeration was invented in 1858.

    Doorknobs weren't patented until 1878, somehow. Before then, doors were complicated. Meanwhile, the last duel was in France, in 1967. It's on YouTube, if you're interested.

  8. 8.

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    It's the U.S.A.

    In 1875, the Kentucky Derby was won by the African-American jockey Oliver Lewis. In the U.K., Authur Wharton was playing professionally from 1889 for Rotherham Town, as a goalkeeper/winger.

  9. 9.

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    Jane
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    Stephen
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    Kenneth
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    Michael
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    Matilda
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    Edgar
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    David
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    Eadred
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    Macbeth
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    Louis
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    Wrong!

    There has never been a King Michael in Britain.

    Stephen ruled England for five years from 1135, while Matilda (his cousin) was a disputed ruler during his reign. Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen for nine days in the Tudor period, and Louis was a disputed king in 1216. Multiple Edgars ruled before the Norman invasion of 1066, and Eadred also ruled England for 10 years. Macbeth was a real king of Scotland, as were multiple Davids and Kenneths.

  10. 10.

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    Founding of Harvard University
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    End of the Spanish Inquisition
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    Wrong!

    The Founding of Harvard was earlier.

    Harvard was founded in 1636, while the Spanish Inquisition was only finally abolished in 1834.

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    Istanbul
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    Athens
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    Tirana
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    Palermo
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    Istanbul!

    Originally Byzatium, the city became Constantinople before being known as Istanbul.

  12. 12.

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    Canada
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    Portugal
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    Switzerland
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    Angola
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    Switzerland, in 1990.

    The end of the process for women's suffrage in Switzerland came about in 1990. Portugal gave full political rights in 1974, Angola in 1975, and Canada in 1960.

  13. 13.

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    Seismometer
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    Thermometer
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    Telescope
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    The first seismometer was invented in 132 A.D., in China.

    Both the thermometer and telescope weren't developed until the mid-17th century.

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    67
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    41
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    22
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    9
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    Only 22.

    Which is why Britain is so disliked around the world.

  15. 15.

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    Building of the Great Pyramid
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    Death of the last woolly mammoth
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    Building of Stonehenge
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    Completion of the "Epic of Gilgamesh"
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    Remarkably, the last woolly mammoth died around 1650 B.C.

    The pyramids were completed in 2650 B.C., Stonehenge was primarily completed by 2000 B.C., and the "Epic of Gilgamesh" was written by 2000 B.C. as well.

 
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